3 for thursday: baby related humor blogs

Thought I’d try something a little different today as my brain is understandably fuzzy as I round out day 6 of 2-3 hourly feeds with Monkey #2. I set myself the challenge at the beginning of the month to take part in NaBloPoMo, and I’d like to follow through with it for as long as I have the ideas in my brain to keep writing on a daily basis. Even though the doctor kept stressing that I was likely to deliver this baby early seeing as I had delivered Monkey #1 early, I kept thinking I would get through most of the month sans bebe. Apparently it takes 21 days for an adult to form a habit (incidentally it only takes 3 days for a baby), so this is a great challenge as I am just starting out with this site.

So seeing as it is Thursday I thought I’d introduce some wittily themed list or meme. Well, I couldn’t really come up with a witty theme, but I did come up with a themed list nonetheless.

Introducing the inaugural 3 for thursday, where I will attempt to compile a list of 3 things that I am digging/hating/wanting/all have something in common and may be of interest to you.

Seeing as I am all things baby at the moment, I wanted to share 3 websites that I have stumbled across in the last little while that are baby related. Without further ado…

  1. I am part of a photography community called I heart faces. I’m hoping that by soaking up the info on this site and by osmosis I will one day have the funds to get a high quality camera and become a talented photographer. Today they released this tutorial on how to do achieve the newborn pose often referred to as the “head in hands”. Their have been many photos doing the rounds on Facebook with everything from babies dressed like chickens or decked out in tutus in this particular pose. I admit it elicits a huge aaaaawwww from me every time I see one, but there is also interesting debate in the comments as to if this is really photography, seeing as to achieve the pose safely most photogs use Photoshop. If you want to create the pose shown below check out the head in hands tutorial at iheartfaces.

    trendy "head in hands" newborn pose

    trendy "head in hands" newborn pose. Photo from iheartfaces.com

  2. Have you seen Suri’s Burn Book? This Tumblr site has been around for a few months and has a huge following. Every once and awhile I will browse over to it for mindless laughs and it never fails to deliver. Imagine what it would be like if mini fashionista Suri Cruise, daughter of couch jumping Tom and Katie Holmes had her own blog that she used as an outlet to burn fellow children of famous people? That is what Suri’s burn book is. The Pitt-Jolie kids take alot of her nasty digs, with Suri (or the person writing in her voice) often comments on the mixed up family. Check it out, I know every time I do I have to read at least 5 entries.
  3. The last blog Too Big for Stroller  is no longer being updated. I guess it has something to do with the hate mail and nasty comments she was receiving both on the blog and her Facebook page. In the style of People of Walmart, the site owner posts pictures of children who are waaaay too old being pushed around by their parents in strollers. Where the controversy lies is that opponents of the site feel that she is being insensitive. The argument goes that some of the kids in the photos may be disabled or have some other plausible reason for being upwards of 11 yet still being pushed around in a stroller. There is something about these user-generated sites that poke fun at everyday people that is not quite right. They may start off as innocent, but often end up a bit spiteful. After seeing a few stories from the author of Too Big for Stroller and from reading her blog, I do not feel she set out to be nasty, but in the end the haters silenced her.
Well, there you go. There’s my 3 for Thursday and you even got a bonus 4th with the third one! Would like to know if you have seen these sites and if you find them funny or not.

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